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Celtics feisty bench crew coming through for Udoka

 For the most part, the Boston Celtics bench consists of Derrick White, Grant Williams (aka BATMAN), Payton Pritchard and Daniel Theis. We can expect this scrappy foursome to do most of the dirty work off the bench down the stretch and into the post-season.


For the last 15 games, the Boston subs rank third in the NBA in plus /minus with a +3.6. Only Minnesota's and Denver's bench ranks higher. 

Boston fans seem to be seeing more of GWILL's  combative BATMAN rather than the mild-mannered Bruce Wayne this season. Derrick White may be having some shooting woes, but he never stops trying. Pritchard has turned into a reliable bench scorer, pretty much what Brad Stevens and Ime Udoka were looking for. 

And Theis is only seeing about 12 minutes of floor time per game, but the scrappy German has more value than simply as insurance against injuries to Rob Williams or Al Horford. He is a hustler.

The Celtics are 12-3 in those last 15 games, and the bench production has played an important role in that. The plus/minus of +3.6 by the subs tells part of the story. They are holding the line when the starters rest. They are doing their job.

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